Debates regarding pensions have recently been dominating the news in Europe and North America.  Yet this report from the BBC illustrates that pensions are not a subject confined to the developed world.  In it, Thomas Hubert writes about the pension system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a nation that has been ravaged by war for over a decade.  An unfortunate, and often overseen, result of the violence has been that data relating to government pensions has been lost.  As a result, a great number of Congolese elderly are no longer receiving pensions and must struggle to both receive care and survive.

The Mambo family, Goma